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Sarracenia - Pitcher Plants

Mostly native to the southeastern USA, Sarracenia (Pitcher Plant) are evergreen or herbaceous, rhizomatous perennials with alien-looking, pitcher-shaped leaves and solitary, nodding cup-shaped flowers in spring. Pitcher Plants are very effective at trapping and killing insects. Lured by the attractive leaf color, insects that land on the lids get paralyzed by the nectar. They fall down into a digestive fluid at the bottom of the pitcher where they will decompose and nutrients get absorbed. Sarracenia are best grown in the consistently moist soils of a bog garden or in containers. They are a great addition to the neutral to acid water garden.

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Sarracenia 'Colin Clayton' (Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia 'Colin Clayton' (Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender, yellow-green pitchers becoming wonderfully pigmented apricot-orange towards their top as they mature. Both the throat and frilly lid are innervated with attractive purplish-red veins, creating a very nice effect. In spring, before the pitchers fully develop, downward-facing red flowers with greenish-yellow tinges rise singly atop leafless stalks.

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Sarracenia 'Daina's Delight' (Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia 'Daina's Delight' (Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender, hot pink pitchers adorned with a frilly and lacy lid innervated with attractive red veins. In spring, before the pitchers fully develop, showy fuchsia flowers with chartreuse tinges rise singly atop leafless stalks.

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Sarracenia 'Scarlet Belle' (Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia 'Scarlet Belle' (Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for the vivid colors of its intriguingly shaped pitchers. Fast growing, the rounded white pitchers are adorned with rich burgundy veining and a narrow hood. Prolific, one plant can produce up to 100 pitchers.

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Sarracenia (Pitcher Plants)

Spectacular and fascinating, Sarracenia (Pitcher Plants) is a genus of carnivorous plants, including 15 species and subspecies found naturally in North America. Most species inhabit very wet peaty bogs or swamps in the southeastern United States. Cultivated by gardeners and carnivorous plant enthusiasts, Sarracenia are easy to grow and make a terrific addition in neutral to acidic bog gardens or water gardens.

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Sarracenia flava (Yellow Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia flava (Yellow Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender yellow-green pitchers with erect lids, and dangling yellow flowers.

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Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea (Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia flava var. atropurpurea (Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender deep red pitchers with erect lids, and dangling yellow flowers.

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Sarracenia flava var. cuprea (Copper Top Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia flava var. cuprea (Copper Top Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender greenish-yellow pitchers adorned with copper colored outer lids and prominent red veining.

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Sarracenia leucophylla (White-Topped Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia leucophylla (White-Topped Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender green pitchers becoming wonderfully pigmented white towards their top third. Both the white throat and frilly lid are innervated with attractive green or red veins, creating a very nice effect.

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Sarracenia minor (Hooded Pitcher Plant)

Resembling the California Cobra Lily, Sarracenia minor (Hooded Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, yellow-green pitchers topped by an overarching hood. Tinted bronze or pink in full sun, the hood hides the opening of the pitcher and prevents rain to be collected in this species.

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Sarracenia oreophila (Green Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia oreophila (Green Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender green pitchers with horizontal lids, and dangling yellow flowers.

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Sarracenia psittacina (Parrot Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia psittacina (Parrot Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its green and purple pitchers adorned with showy reddish-purple hoods resembling a parrot head. The tubular pitchers are beautifully marked with red veins and white spots. They are held horizontally against the ground forming a colorful low-growing rosette.

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Sarracenia purpurea (Purple Pitcher Plant)

Extremely cold-hardy, Sarracenia purpurea (Purple Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its evergreen, semi-erect, squat, green pitchers, up to 12 in. long (30 cm), flushed and veined burgundy-red. Unlike in erect pitcher plants, the lid does not shield the pitcher opening. It is erect, with a pair of lateral wings on each side. In spring, purple-red flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), rise atop leafless stalks well above the pitchers.

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Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa (Purple Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia purpurea subsp. venosa (Purple Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its short, squat, green pitchers, up to 12 in. long (30 cm), heavily flushed and veined burgundy-purple. Unlike in erect pitcher plants, the lid does not shield the pitcher opening. It is erect and also richly-veined in purple. In spring, rich purple flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), rise atop leafless stalks well above the pitchers. Slightly fragrant, they hang down above the pitchers.

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Sarracenia rubra (Sweet Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia rubra (Sweet Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, slender pitchers with erect lids, and dangling dark red flowers. The pitchers are usually green with variable amounts of copper to red veining. The red hood is twice as long as it is wide, and grows close to the pitcher opening. In spring, before the pitchers fully develop, small, red, sweetly fragrant flowers rise singly atop leafless stalks to about the same height as a mature pitcher.

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Sarracenia x catesbaei (Pitcher Plant)

Sarracenia x catesbaei (Pitcher Plant) is a carnivorous perennial prized for its upright, stout, slender-fluted pitchers adorned with red-veined, green or purple hoods. Variable in color, the pitchers may be deep reddish purple to yellow with red veins, gradually changing to maroon. Typically blooming in spring, before new pitchers fully develop, the flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), are brick red and fragrant.

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